Zen Garden in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Photo by Jamie S. Walters, Sophia's Children.
Zen Garden in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Photo by Jamie S. Walters, Sophia’s Children.
“A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify. “a society afflicted by a deep cultural malaise”*
“Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress.”*

Wherever we are, whether we’re moving into the season of shorter days and longer nights, or easing from daylight to the dark of night, we move into the Deep Yin cycle of Nature.

Ironically, in the Northern Hemisphere, the deep-Yin season coincides with the ‘Black Friday’ holiday frenzy that fills a lot of people with anxiety, for various reasons.

This year — for several reasons — there’s even more stirred up and unsettled, within and around us.

We all know that nothing good comes from burnout — from ignoring the signs of our body and psyche’s need for rest, rejuvenation, refilling the cauldrons and wells within us.

Ancient wise ones — and some of our ancestors — knew well that certain times were better than others for:

stirring creativity,

• renewing our sense of purpose,

• restoring and rejuvenating spent or flagging energy,

• prevent or restore from Transformation Fatigue and burnout,

• incubating (and inviting) refreshed vision, and

• receiving higher or Divine inspiration and intuitive guidance.

The Blue Bird, 1918, by Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1958). PD-US.
The Blue Bird, 1918, by Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1958). PD-US.

They also knew — and so do we, at our heart and core — that these are necessary if we want to experience a revived sense of purpose, vocation, and motivation, or break through seeming stagnation.

Though our modern minds and fluorescent lights go 24/7, our more ancient brains and eons of body wisdom and instinct still feel Nature’s Cirdadian rhythm.

As it grows colder and/or darker, part of us naturally knows to slow down, rejuvenate, gather energy, reflect, receive, incubate, gestate, regenerate … the ‘way’ and ‘doings’ of Yin, the Deep-Yin Feminina.

We create suffering and agitation … and perhaps unwellness … when we resist the body and psyche’s need for restoration time.

Who wants that? Instead, we can benefit from …

Read the rest – including Rx tips – here.

Love, Wild-Wisdom, and Deep Rejuvenation & Inspiration.


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  • Definitions of burnout and malaise from Google definitions.